Mobile operators in Nigeria, MTN’s largest market, have asked the telecoms regulator for a six-month extension to verify mobile customers according to new national identification rules.

This comes as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) — which is conducting an audit of mobile users — ordered the country’s network operators to suspend the sale and activation of new SIM cards last week, a move that had MTN investors worried about the company’s prospects in its biggest market...

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